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February 4, 2019
Chamois sponsored ski team, 154 Regiment RLC, have just finished a successful week competing at the Army Alpine Ski Championships in Serre Chevalier, France. The team won numerous team races and finished 2nd overall to another RLC Ski Team, 6 Regiment. On the individual side, Private Rob Poth, one of Great Britain’s most talented skiers, won the Army Individual title for the first time, winning the Greenjackets Cup. Well done to all who took part, it is a pleasure for us all here at Chamois to be involved as supporters.
January 21, 2019
Spectra Group (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce that they are once again sponsoring the Soldiering On Awards which will this year take place on April 5th 2019 at the Park Plaza hotel in Westminster, London. The evening will focus on highlighting the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country as well as individuals and groups who work together with the Armed Forces Community.
As in previous years, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd is sponsoring the Sporting Excellence category. This category recognises a person who has overcome their disability or injury to excel in the field of sport. There are 5 nominees in this category. The CEO of Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, Simon Davies, will present the award to the winner.
Now in its ninth year, the Soldiering On Awards have partnered with X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) – a 100% not for profit Community Interest Company. There are thirteen categories in total, honouring a broad range of achievements from Sporting Excellence, Healthcare and Rehabilitation and Family Values as well as celebrating those who have taken their military experience and turned it into a successful business.
Each category will be rigorously judged by an independent panel co-chaired by the Awards’ President, General the Lord Dannatt GCB, CBE MC, DL, and Vice President Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO of the Directory of Social Change.
Additionally, the recipient of the People’s Choice Award and Animal Partnership Award will be voted for by the public through the Soldiering On Awards website www.soldieringon.org. Voting will be open from February 13th to March 4th.
Jankel announces two recent contracts for the provision of protected SUVs to the US Marshals and US Customs and Border Patrol
January 17, 2019
World-class specialist in design and production of high-specification armored vehicles, US-based Jankel Tactical Systems (part of the global Jankel group of companies), have been awarded contracts to supply armored Chevrolet Suburbans and Toyota Land Cruisers to the US Marshals Service, America’s first federal law enforcement agency and, the US Customs and Border Patrol; one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations. This announcement coincides with the US SHOT Show, taking place in Las Vegas 22-25 January 2019.
Jankel Tactical Systems, aligned to the wider UK-based group, is already well-established in North America. In 2018 Jankel’s strong Civilian Armored Vehicle (CAV) business increased growth by a tremendous 300%. This striking increase in sales is attributed to increased orders from Jankel’s core clients: the US Department of Defense; US Department of State; the Canadian Department of National Defense; and Global Affairs Canada, all of whom support operations worldwide. In addition, Jankel secured new customer opportunities with the US Customs and Border Patrol, US Marshalls, and the US Drug Enforcement Agency. The latest contract with the US Customs and Border Patrol has been awarded through a recently granted Indefinite Quantity Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) contract, a US Federal Government agreement that provides agencies with the required flexibility to meet the demand for rapid and efficient contracting.
At the SHOT Show, Jankel will be meeting with all Jankel Latin American representatives to discuss upcoming vehicle trials and demonstrations in the region to showcase the unique capabilities of Jankel solutions. In addition, Jankel will be meeting with existing customers from around the globe to review performance of current solutions and discuss their ever-evolving future needs. The SHOT Show is industry’s largest dedicated exhibit for firearms, protective equipment and tactical accessories to service law enforcement, armed forces, SWAT and private security.
Jankel’s growth in North America has focused on ‘Hot Formed Armored’ discreet platforms and the delivery of niche armour requirements for platforms indigenous to the country within which they operate; including the Chevrolet 3500 HD Suburban, Toyota Land Cruiser 79 Series Double Cab (4×4 and 6×6) and Mercedes Sprinter 3500 XD.
In addition to their wide range of vehicle protection capabilities, Jankel is targeting the provision of specialist seating and survivability systems. Jankel sales programs increased significantly in 2018 with the provision of BLASTech Seating solutions for Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) and new production vehicles for the US and allied nations. This growth is only set to continue as the need for vehicle occupant survivability increases as a national priority. As such, the Jankel family of companies are continuing to invest in the product development of the next generation of Blast Mitigation technology, indeed, Jankel will soon be making an exciting new announcement relating to this area of their business.
Cody Baker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Jankel Tactical Systems said: “The USA continues to be a strategically important market for Jankel and we are absolutely delighted to announce these new contracts. Jankel has enjoyed great success in the US to date and the rapid delivery time-scale of these vehicles further underlines Jankel’s agility, reliability and understanding of our clients’ needs and priorities.” He added: “The SHOT Show will unquestionably provide Jankel with an excellent opportunity to network further with law enforcement, defense and security agencies as well as other major global OEMs in the sector.”
Spectra Group’s SlingShot selected to participate in US Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019)
January 17, 2019
Spectra Group is an internationally renowned specialist provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems, specifically optimized for use in remote and challenging environments, with offices in UK and USA. Following recent contract successes in the US, particularly with their battle-winning SlingShot tactical communications system, Spectra Group (US) Inc has been selected by the US DoD to take part in the 2019 Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019) at Fort Benning.
The Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) is the US Army’s premier venue for small unit modernization, providing capability developers, the Science and Technology (S&T) community, and industry with a repeatable, credible, rigorous, and validated operational experiment, supporting both concept and material development. The AEWE is an annual campaign of experimentation to place cutting edge prototype technologies into the hands of Soldiers to solve small unit tactical problems. The Manoeuvre Battle Lab, as part of the Army Futures Command (AFC), executes AEWE to accelerate near and midterm Army modernization and provide bottom up input to capability development, by providing early and iterative feedback on prototypes in a tactical setting. AEWE is the “first step” of a larger Army and Joint Experimentation enterprise.
Being demonstrated at AEWE, Spectra’s SlingShot adds voice and data BLOS COTM (Beyond Line of Sight Communications On The Move) to in-service tactical VHF and UHF radios. In addition to standard voice and data C2, it can enable capabilities such as remote biometric analysis, fire mission planning, tracking and inter-agency operations. Man-portable, vehicle, maritime or aviation-borne, useable on the move, delivering flexible channel leasing and with minimal increase in training-burden, SlingShot redefines tactical communication capabilities.
Simon Davies, President of Spectra Group said: “It’s an important and prestigious step for Spectra Group to be selected to take part in the US AEWE 2019. Our SlingShot system is already in service with the world’s premier specialist forces and it has been battle-proven on multiple occasions”. He added: “I am confident that AEWE will provide an excellent opportunity to show case SlingShot’s unique, widespread, operational capability which is attracting increasing attention from the Security Force Assistance Brigades, Brigade Combat Teams, FORSCOM, and indeed USMC and NG”.
January 16, 2019
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